Detroit Institute of Arts hosts Teachers for Workshops designed to identify opportunities for their students to impact Detroit’s future
Local teachers will be heading to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) July 8–11, 2014 to take part in an innovative project called Detroit 1933–2033: Reimagining Detroit (D33). The workshop originated as a classroom project created by Detroit-area teacher June Teisan, the 2008 Michigan State Teacher of the Year, and is part of a national professional development initiative spearheaded by the Pearson Foundation.
The event provides a unique opportunity for teachers to participate in MASHCamps, a national initiative of the Pearson Foundation’s New Learning Institute (NLI) involving thousands of teachers. MASHCamps feature hands-on workshops, regional partnerships and many of the teacher resources featured on the new learning platform Project MASH.
D33 presents teachers with real-world challenges that require them to work together to solve. Teachers will tour icons of Detroit’s past and present, interview residents and change makers and work with leaders in a variety of fields. At the end of the project, the teachers will present their ideas to an audience of experts and peers.
On Wednesday, July 9 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, the DIA, the Network of Michigan Educators and the Pearson Foundation’s New Learning Institute will present a panel of experts to talk about how teachers can work together to identify and develop opportunities for their students to have an impact on Detroit’s future.
On the panel are: John Gallagher, Journalist, Detroit Free Press; Robin Boyle, Wayne State University, Chair of Urban Planning & Development; Jeff Sturges, Founder of Mt. Elliott Makerspace; Justin Thompson, Co-founder of Brush Park BMX; Austin Black, Real Estate Broker; and Leslie Smith, President and CEO, TechTown Detroit.
For more information about this and other MASHCamps, visit Project MASH.